What does the last day of life look like? In Die Tomorrow, Thai filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit weaves together a series of vignettes based on news stories of the final day of six ordinary individuals before they die. These snapshots of ordinary life are often mundane and unremarkable. Yet, Thamrongrattanarit recreates the texture of these fleeting moments with a sensitive touch that has marked his previous works, including Heart Attack (2015). Featuring a blend of fictional shorts, interviews, statistics, and audio recordings, Die Tomorrow balances the weight of its subject with the brevity of poignant connections between loved ones.
About the Director
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (b. 1984, Thailand) is a Bangkok-based Thai writer, screenwriter, and film director, active in both independent and mainstream cinema. Thamrongrattanarit majored in Chinese at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. As one of Thailand’s emerging filmmakers, his feature films and shorts have earned accolades from international festivals for their eccentric and delicate style. His 2012 debut feature 36 won the New Currents Award at the Busan International Film Festival. His other notable works include Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013) and Heart Attack (2015), which have been nominated and awarded at festivals in and beyond Asia.
Image at top: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Die Tomorrow, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of Asian Shadows